Paget Lookout/Paget Peak October 2014

Something for the weekend

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Paget Lookout in Yoho National Park offers great views – it’s an ideal hike for a nice sunny day. I took the trail head from beside the Great Divide Lodge, off the side of the Trans-Canada Highway, by Wapta Lake. The trail climbs steadily through the forested lower slopes of Paget Peak, offering glimpsing views south towards the Lake O’Hara area and back east over to Lake Louise – on parts of the hike the lines of ski runs at the Lake Louise Ski Area are clearly visible.

Paget Lookout

Paget Fire Lookout

The views from the path get better and better once past the turning for Sherbrooke Lake, and you keep climbing up towards the lookout. The vegetation changes to more Whitebark pines the higher you get and the trail widens as you finally get a glimpse of the fire lookout.

Approaching Paget Lookout

Approaching Paget Fire Lookout

I stopped and went and looked…

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